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  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: 'tis the Season For Pumpkin Doughnuts

    Hank On Food: This past Saturday, Hank traveled to the Third Ward and visited with Myrtle Jackson of Not Jus' Donuts. Besides finding a mighty fine sweet potato pie, he gets a lesson in the trials of replicating the recipes of great Southern cooks, many of whom did not actually write them down. Alon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    The Five Best Underrated Tex-Mex Restaurants in Houston (According to You)

    You know how we always say the Houston trifecta is composed of barbecue, burgers and Tex-Mex? Yeah, well Tex-Mex is clearly the victor, as more than 2,000 of you voted in our poll to determine the most underrated Tex-Mex restaurant in town. And the same thing that happened with the barbecue poll ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    5 Best Theme Food and Drinks To Enjoy While Watching "Orange Is the New Black," Season 2

    F*ck Game of Thrones. I'm currently obsessed with Orange Is the New Black, the second season of which premiers June 6 on Netflix. To celebrate, I plan to host a viewing party and serve food and drink inspired by the series (diehard fans, rest assured a certain female sanitary product sandwich is not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2013

    Houston Presents: Top 10 Locally Produced Food and Drink Gifts

    The holidays are upon us, and that means it's time to show your buddies you care by buying them things they probably don't need. But there's no reason to shell out for an expensive ugly Christmas sweater that he'll never wear, or a tchotchke that will sit idly at the back of her closet, when you cou ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 8, 2013

    Top 5 Enchilada Platters to Try In Houston

    Satisfy Tex-Mex cravings with one of these offerings.

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Top 5 Enchilada Platters To Try in Houston

    As part of the holy trinity of Tex-Mex (the other members being tacos and fajitas), the enchilada appears in diverse forms in our city. And thanks to intense competition among Mexican restaurants, few enchilada platters are really bad and most are pretty good. Some, however, are just terrific. This ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Chicken Salad Tacos and Other Summer Specials at Los Tios

    Chicken salad tacos. Perhaps you're confused. I was, at first. Chicken taco salad? Chicken salad and tacos? Chicken tacos with salad? Nope, chicken salad (ya know, with chunks of chicken, mayo, seasoning, etc.) as filling for a taco. Sounds weird, but tastes great, I quickly found out, during my m ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 9, 2013

    Todo con Queso

    Houston's 10 best Tex-Mex restaurants.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Tex-Mex Restaurants

    It's been more than a century since the first Tex-Mex restaurant opened in Houston. George Caldwell brought The Original Mexican Restaurant to our city in 1907, influenced -- most agree -- by a restaurant of the same name in his hometown of San Antonio. It would be another 20 years before Felix Mex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    The Eating...Our Words 100: Tracy Vaught, Owner of Backstreet Cafe and Hugo's

    What she does: Tracy Vaught is the owner of Hugo's and Backstreet Cafe and a partner at Prego and Trevisio. ""I do all the planning, train managers, set all the standards for the restaurants, design menus," says Vaught. "Investments and charitable giving. I am the one who has political involvement ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Bake Like Bouchon at Central Market

    Aspiring pastry chefs and home bakers -- don't all freak out at once. Christina Tosi, award-winning pastry chef at Momofuku Milk Bar, and Sebastien Rouxel, author executive pastry chef for Bouchon and the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, are both headed to Houston to teach one-off cooking classes at ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 7, 2013

    Eat, Play, Love

    Houston's 10 most romantic restaurants.

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    The "Secret" Menu at Los Tios

    A funny thing happened when I was preparing to visit Los Tios to conduct research on their skinny margarita. Since I have nothing to do all day but peruse menus online, I spent [too] much of one morning scanning the food options at Los Tios in the hopes of preventing order paralysis (an affliction ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Top 5 Low-Cal Margaritas To Try in Houston

    In the spirit of a healthy start to the New Year, I'm trying to cut back on excessively sugary beverages. My biggest weakness is margaritas at mainstream bars and restaurants, which tend to use high-calorie commercial mixers. Thankfully, many Houston establishments have jumped on the skinny cocktail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Outback Steakhouse's Gingerbread Martini and Los Tios' Ramos Gin Fizz: Two Perennial Cocktail Favorites

    Every year around the holidays, it happens. Like clockwork. For as long as I've worked for or at the Houston Press. The Outback Steakhouse gingerbread martini article crawls out of the netherdepths of the Internet like some ink-stained zombie as people across the United States scour search engines f ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 29, 2012

    Spoiler Alert!

    A handy infographic guide to the shelf life of fruit.

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Wingtoberfest 2012 and Brews Cruises Down the Bayou

    More than 100 of our readers came out to last year's inaugural Wingtoberfest and enjoyed free wings plus beer samples from some of the city's best chicken wing purveyors. This year, Wingtoberfest is back with a bigger location and all-new competitors. Join us at Taps House of Beer next Tuesday, Oct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    First Look at Adair Kitchen

    While there's nothing groundbreaking about the new Adair Kitchen in the Galleria area off Sage and San Felipe, there's something refreshing about that. I found myself charmed by the fast-casual restaurant -- run by brother-and-sister duo Katie Barnhart Adair and Nick Adair, second-generation Houston ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 53, Mexico City Plate at Molina's Cantina

    This year leading up to our annual Best of HoustonĀ® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 5 Enchiladas

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of HoustonĀ® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants.

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Tuesday November 22, 2011 Deals of the Day

    ​Today's VOICE Daily Deal from the Houston Press is good for 53 percent off ($7 for $15) at The Concert Pub. This Houston Press Best of Houston Award-Winner (Best Crawfish, Best Drink Specials)often features shows by Houston's best musicians. But let's talk about the food. Classic appetizers l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Tuesday November 1, 2011 Deals of the Day

    ​Today's VOICE Daily Deal from the Houston Press is good for 50 percent off ($25 for $50) gourmet steaks and more at Prime Time Steakhouse. The menu features aged prime beef that you can pair with a variety of succulent sides; order up a flaming dessert and impress your date. With their select ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    First Look at Don Julio's

    Credit where it's due: The margaritas are very good.​As often as I feel exhilarated with the state of the food scene in Houston, I feel exasperated just as frequently. Such is life in our city, and you take the good with the bad. And such is life at Don Julio's, the suburban import Tex-Mex re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Never Mind Arcade Fire: Bands Who Fit Other Houston 'Burbs

    Gabriel Jones/Merge Records​Tonight's the night. Win and Will Butler of conquering indie heroes Arcade Fire finally return to the town that indirectly won them a Grammy, The Woodlands. On last year's The Suburbs, the Butlers and their Canadian compatriots reflected on the brothers' restless M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Meeting Spanish Village For the First Time

    A bowl of queso is all you need some days.​I made the acquaintance of Spanish Village (4720 Almeda Rd.) for the first time last night. For a lifelong Houstonian, this might seem odd and perhaps a bit heretical, but the truth is that I'd never before set foot inside the old Tex-Mex joint just s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Follow Friday for Houston Food Hounds

    Photo courtesy of @bakerella In the world of Twitter -- the love-it-or-hate-it microblogging service -- Fridays are known as "Follow Friday," a day devoted to suggesting new or interesting users for your friends to follow. Depending on who you follow, your Twitter stream will be inundated on Friday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    If I Could Wine and Dine Guy Fieri

    If I could take Guy Fieri out for a taste of Houston I'd do the following in this order (all on the same day...we'd have to start early): First stop: Crispy puffy tacos at Loma Linda and Los Tios.

  • News

    October 23, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 12, 2008

    A Tale of Two Taco Plates

    I recently entertained an out-of-town food writer who had been contracted to write on Tex-Mex in San Antonio and Houston. Although he was very personable and fun to hang out with, I knew of his notoriety of writing really negative reviews about things that others held dear. When we met up he had ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 3, 2008

    Temples of Tex-Mex: A Diner's Guide to the State's Oldest Mexican Restaurants

    We took a pilgrimage in search of old-fashioned tamales, chili con carne and cheese enchiladas

  • Dining

    August 18, 2005

    Don't Mess With Tex-Mex

    Los Tios attempts a little modernizing, to the chagrin of old-timers

  • Dining

    June 3, 2004

    A Cheesy Controversy

    The uproar over Los Tios's chile con queso

  • Dining

    February 20, 2003

    Smoke Rings

    Los Tios

  • Dining

    December 19, 2002

    Modified Milkshake

    Los Tios's Ramos Gin Fizz

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001
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